Volume 5, Issue 6 | June 2022
Critter Chronicles
In June, 17 pets found their forever homes and 52 pets were transferred to adoption-guaranteed partners through our Highway to Home program. Our thanks to those who welcomed these amazing pets into their hearts and homes and contributed to our 96% live-release rate. Above are just a few of the pets whose lives have been changed this month through adoption and our rescue partners.

Are you ready to meet your match? Visit GMHS on the web to view all the homeless pets searching for a forever family and submit your adoption questionnaire electronically. Once approved, a member of our Adoption Team will schedule a time for you to make your very own heart connection!
June 2022 Shelter Snapshot

The generous support of staff, volunteers, and donors enables GMHS to provide daily care, cover special medical needs, foster animals in homes as needed, and arrange transportation to adoption-guaranteed partners. We are also committed to education, outreach, and transparency. Our annual statistics are available on our website, and we also offer you a monthly snapshot.

In early June, feline panleukopenia (FP) was diagnosed among stray kittens received by GMHS. FP is a highly contagious viral disease caused by feline parvovirus to which kittens are especially vulnerable. The GMHS team worked diligently to provide supportive care to those diagnosed with FP, and sadly, 3 kittens were euthanized when all care options had been exhausted and to alleviate their suffering. 

To prevent the spread of FP and protect the health of visitors' pets, GMHS paused adoptions for an ~three-week period. The impact of this closure is reflected in June's adoption and transfer out numbers. 

You, our friends and supporters, will be heartened to know there are no cases of FP among our shelter population and adoptions and transports have resumed. With great hope, we look forward to the month of July and increasing the number of lives we are able to touch through our special brand of life-saving programs and services.
2022 Humane Business Partners

Thank you to GMHS' 2022 Humane Business Partners for making possible our mission to save and transform the lives of homeless pets. Their contributions take many forms, and all are most appreciated. We are grateful to them for their extraordinary, consistent support and partnership and are proud to be in a community with so many businesses and individuals who share a heart for homeless pets.

If you, like our Humane Business Partners, have a heart for homeless pets, we invite you to show your appreciation by supporting and thanking them for partnering with GMHS!
Pictured is Jake, who made his heart connection through the GMHS Highway to Home program in June. His family shared, "Jake is the best dog ever, and we feel very luck to have him!"
Highway to Home Success

In June 2022, 25 dogs, 26 cats, and 1 small animal were transferred to our adoption-guaranteed partners. We are happy to play a role in saving and transforming the lives of homeless pets! Thank you to all of the GMHS team members, volunteers, destination shelters, and our friends at Petco Love who make these life-saving transports possible.

If you would like to volunteer to pilot one of our Highway to Home transports, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Waynette Petty by email or call (804) 693-5520 ext. 106.
We're Hiring

GMHS’ mission is to improve life for all animals by providing temporary shelter, compassionate care, community support, and education.

We are advocates for pets in need, maintain a minimum 96% live-release rate, and touched the lives of 6,200 pets last year.

And, we're growing our team!

Click here for available positions and application instructions.
Compassionate Community
Many thanks to our friend Emma Smith. She stopped by with a donation of dog toys and handmade cat toys. Thank you, Emma, for sharing your heart for homeless pets with GMHS.
Lily Jenkins, on behalf of Girl Scout Troop #1018, delivered donations they collected for the pets waiting to make their heart connection at GMHS. Thank you, Troop 1018, for your generosity!
Thank you to Grounds & Hounds, a coffee company with a heart for homeless pets. They donate 20% of their profits to dog rescue organizations just like ours!

When you purchase coffee or gear from Grounds & Hounds and use our link10% of your purchases will go to benefitting our rescue!

Use our code, GMHumaneSociety, to save 15% on your purchase. You get to sip great coffee (or hot cocoa) knowing that you’re helping pups at GMHS every morning!
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